1000 Friends of Florida, its board members and staff have been pleased to have been honored over the years for their effective advocacy and outreach efforts on behalf of more effective planning and growth management in Florida.
2010 – Florida Print Awards
Two of 1000 Friends’ publications were honored with Florida Print Awards. Planning Strategies for the Everglades Agricultural Area and 1000 Friends’ 2008 Annual Report were designed by the Intuition Creative group and were printed by Rapid Press.
2009 – Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Outstanding Achievement Award in Preservation Education
Disaster Mitigation for Historic Structures, produced in cooperation with the Florida Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources and the Division of Emergency Management, received the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Preservation Education.
2008 – Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners (Charles Pattison)
1000 Friends of Florida President Charles Pattison was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners at the Annual Conference of the American Planning Association. One of the highest honors that the Institute bestows upon a member, a Fellow is “a model planner who has made significant contributions to planning and society.”
2008 – Everglades Legend Award (Nathaniel Pryor Reed)
The Everglades Foundation presented 1000 Friends Chairman Emeritus Nathaniel Reed with the Everglades Legend Award for his “pioneering environmental work and his refusal to ‘accept no for an answer’ when addressing the needs of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem.”
2008 – Florida Print Award
1000 Friends’ white paper, Working to Save Florida’s Rural and Natural Lands: A Call to Action, was honored with a 2008 Florida Print Award for its use of alternative printing methods.
2007 – Dwight Allison Fellows Award (Joanne Davis)
The Dwight Allison Fellows Award is given annually by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties “to selfless individuals who typically go unrecognized but who make a vital contribution to our quality of life.” 1000 Friends Community Planner Joanne Davis was recognized as a leading community activist who has addressed pressing local planning and environmental issues for more than 20 years.
2007 – American Planning Association National Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice
Protecting Florida’s Springs: Land Use Strategies and Best Management Practices received the 2007 National Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice from the American Planning Association. Developed cooperatively by the Florida Departments of Community Affairs and Environmental Protection and 1000 Friends of Florida, the publication “pulls together best practices into one easy-to-digest resource that helps planning departments to educate developer and citizens.”
2005 – Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Outstanding Achievement Award
The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation honored the collaborative effort that produced the timely Disaster Planning for Florida’s Historic Resources manual. The organization presented an award for “Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Preservation Education/Media” to 1000 Friends of Florida, the Division of Historic Resources, Florida Department of State, and the Division of Emergency Management, Florida Department of Community Affairs. This manual provides practical steps for integrating historic resource protection into Florida’s emergency management process.
2005 – Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation/Florida Heritage Foundation Awards for Organizational Achievement
The Florida Heritage Foundation and Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation presented organizational achievement awards to 1000 Friends of Florida, the Florida Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources, and the Department of Community Affairs’ Division of Emergency Management for developing Disaster Planning for Florida’s Historic Resources. Designed for use by community planners, the manual present methods for integrating historic preservation into Florida’s disaster preparedness process.
2005 – Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation/Florida Heritage Foundation Awards for Individual Achievement (Vivian Young)
1000 Friends of Florida Communications Director Vivian Young received an individual achievement award from the Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation and Florida Heritage Foundation. She was honored for her more than two decades of contributions to historic preservation in Florida at both the local and state levels.
2004 – James A. Johnson Community Fellow (Jaimie Ross)
1000 Friends of Florida’s Affordable Housing Director, Jaimie Ross, was named a 6th Annual James A. Johnson Community Fellow for her lifelong dedication to creating affordable housing for working families. Ross was selected “for her superior record of achievement in increasing Florida’s supply of affordable homes and helping working families navigate the pathway to homeownership.”
2004 – Friends of the Wekiva
1000 Friends of Florida was honored by the Friends of the Wekiva for ongoing work on developing the Wekiva Parkway and Protection Act. The Act implements the recommendations of the Final Report of the Governor’s Wekiva Basin Coordinating Committee. 1000 Friends participated in the committee’s proceedings, and was heavily involved in drafting the bill that passed.
2003 – Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association Award of Excellence
The Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association presented an award of excellence for Protecting Florida’s Springs: Land Use Strategies and Best Management Practices. The manual was prepared by 1000 Friends of Florida and a Technical Advisory Committee on behalf of the Department of Community Affairs and Department of Environmental Protection. It was cited for providing “a valuable tool and basis by which county governments, many of which are rural, can begin to regulate development in a manner which protects the viability of this unique Florida Resource for future generations.”
2003 — Martin County Conservation Alliance Outstanding Achievement Award
At its annual award luncheon, the Martin County Conservation Alliance honored 1000 Friends of Florida with its Outstanding Achievement Award, presented for “outstanding leadership to protect and preserve growth management in Florida and in Martin County.”
2000 – The Nature Conservancy’s Grassroots Leadership Award
At its annual meeting on May 19, 2000, The Nature Conservancy presented 1000 Friends of Florida with its 2000 Grassroots Leadership Award for its work in constructive growth management. The award honors an organization or individual that has demonstrated leadership in developing broad-based support for conservation projects.
1999 – American Institute of Architect’s Presidential Citation
A Presidential Citation from the American Institute of Architects awarded to 1000 Friends of Florida reads:
“In one of this nation’s richest yet most delicately balanced ecological Edens, they have been an eloquent and effective force for keeping the “shine” in the Sunshine State. Whether as monitors, enablers, advocates or visionaries–all roles they have played to great effect–they sow hope for all the citizens of Florida and, indeed, the nation, by demonstrating that the hand of man on nature does not need to be grasping, but can, instead, be the gentle touch of a caress.”
1997 – Florida Wildlife Federation’s Land Conservationist of the Year
1000 Friends of Florida was presented the Florida Wildlife Federation’s Land Conservationist of the Year Award. Federation President Manly K. Fuller praised 1000 Friends of Florida for conducting “a variety of growth management-related activities including plan review and legal proceedings.” These accomplishments, he added, were made possible “under the leadership of a 23-member board of directors and a dedicated staff led by Ms. Patricia McKay.”
1995 – American Greenways Du Pont Award
In 1995, 1000 Friends of Florida was selected to receive the American Greenways Du Pont Award in recognition of its leadership and success in fostering the creation of one of the nation’s most outstanding statewide greenway systems. The award was established by Du Pont in partnership with The Conservation Fund and the National Geographic Society. The judges felt that through the leadership, energy and dedication of 1000 Friends, the vision of a national network of greenways and linked open spaces articulated by the President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors is well on its way to becoming a reality.
1993 – National Environmental Achievement Award
1000 Friends of Florida was chosen from over 1,600 applicants nationwide by the National Environmental Awards Council, a coalition of 30 leading environmental organizations coordinated through Renew America, to receive this award. Renew America is a non-profit organization that identifies, verifies and promotes environmental initiatives developed by individuals, community groups, businesses and government agencies.
1991 – Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers’ “Allies Award”
For safeguarding Florida’s fragile and beautiful environment, 1000 Friends of Florida received this award in 1991, and was honored at the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers’ annual meeting.